Walker & Dunlop expands investment sales team with acquisition of student housing team

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has expanded its property sales team with the acquisition of FourPoint Investment Sales Partners, a boutique brokerage firm specializing in student housing and conventional multifamily properties. Located in Austin, the group includes managing directors Chris Epp, and Chris Bancroft, senior director Kevin Dufour, as well as directors Matthew Chase, Craig Miller and Kyle Peco.

“As a long-standing correspondent to Walker & Dunlop, FourPoint has been a partner to our team for many years, and we are extremely excited to bring this talented group of brokers onto our platform,” said Kris Mikkelsen, Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales (WDIS) executive vice president. “We set the goal to grow our property sales volume to $25 billion by 2025 as part of our Drive to ’25, and one of our growth strategies was adding student housing expertise. We are entering this space with the best team in the industry, a move that will boost our sales volume and, more importantly, benefit our clients who invest in this area of the multifamily market.”

As licensed commercial real estate brokers since the early 2000s, Epp and Bancroft enjoy the longest-tenured student housing brokerage partnership in the industry. Following successful careers at other nationally recognized brokerage firms, the pair founded FourPoint in 2014 with an emphasis on student housing investment sales and capital markets executions. Since inception, the firm has closed over $6 billion in property sales volume.

“The FourPoint team has partnered with Walker & Dunlop’s national student housing finance group for nearly 15 years. We have built trust, confidence and a brand together,” said Epp. “Combining our strong student housing relationships with Walker & Dunlop’s top-ranked platform allows us to continue delivering exceptional service to our clients while contributing to the company’s strategic growth over the next several years, particularly as it expands the scale of its property sales footprint.”